Groundbreaking for new Niagara Falls train station


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in western New York for a trio of transportation-related events on Monday, including the groundbreaking for the final phase of a new train station.

Schumer joined local officials in Niagara Falls for the groundbreaking for the city’s International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center. A construction contract for the third and final phase of the $41 million project was awarded to a Niagara Falls company in April.

City officials say construction at the site of the 19th-century U.S. Customhouse will take 18 months to two years to complete. When it’s finished, the transportation center will include a new Amtrak passenger station and an inspection site for Homeland Security.

Schumer later headed to Buffalo and Rochester to push for funding for projects in the cities’ downtown districts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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